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Cronkite's War: His World War II Letters Home
Cronkite's War: His World War II Letters Home

Cronkite's War Subject of WOSU Interview

Co-authors Discuss Their Book on Public Radio Station

By Vige Barrie  |  Contact Maurice Isserman
Posted May 29, 2013
Tags Alumni Books Faculty Hamilton In the News History Maurice Isserman

Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History Maurice Isserman and his former student Walter Cronkite IV ’11 discussed their new book Cronkite's War: His World War II Letters Home during an hour-long interview on public radio station WOSU’s All Sides with Ann Fisher on May 28. WOSU is based in Columbus, Ohio. The segment was titled “The Way It Is: Life and Times of Walter Cronkite.”

The co-authors talked about how they culled the trove of letters - personal correspondence from Cronkite to his wife, Betsy, between 1943 and 1945 - as well as selections from Cronkite's wartime dispatches to create the core of their book. They sought to present the personality of Walter Cronkite, the correspondent, while providing a whole other way of viewing him as a real person who was separated from his wife for nearly three years. The letters also offer readers a travelogue of wartime London,  Paris and less glamorous venues.

A contextual narrative weaves the book’s letters and dispatches into a personal story blended with a chronicle of the war through Cronkite’s eyes. Journalist Tom Brokaw provided the book’s foreword. It is published by National Geographic Books.

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